Tunsil’s stepfather pleads not guilty via letter to court

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen

Lindsey Miller, the stepfather of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, is no longer serving as his own counsel. He has also entered a plea of not guilty for both domestic violence charges he is facing in Lafayette County Justice Court.

Matthew Wilson, a Starkville-based attorney hired to represent Miller, offered a few details on the case. A letter was sent to judge Mickey Avent stating the not guilty charges. Miller did not appear in court like he did in this past Friday in the order of protection case.

A trial date, for Miller, has been set for Sept. 12. The trial date was originally set for Aug. 3, but Wilson asked for a continuance due to a scheduling conflict with a circuit court trial in Starkville that first week in August.

“The court was very gracious in giving a continuance on that, and we’ll just see how things progress,” Wilson said this morning.

Tunsil is still scheduled to be in Avent’s court on Aug. 3, according to his attorney, Steve Farese Sr. Both are separate cases in the eyes of the court.

The incident in question happened on June 26 at the home Miller and Desiree Tunsil had been living at in Taylor. Both Miller and Laremy Tunsil were arrested following the skirmish that was outlined in last Friday’s hour-long court session. Both were taken into custody and spent a short time in the Lafayette County Detention Center.

Miller said that he was struck “six or seven” times in the head by the All-American offensive tackle, and almost blacked out. Tunsil said Milller struck him three times, and started the incident by pushing his mother into furniture located by the front door of the home.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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